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Proposal to drug-test welfare recipients faces financial, constitutional hurdles (access required)

A bill to require random drug testing for recipients of two welfare programs is expected to be revived next year, but opponents argue that based on similar laws in other states, it would likely be ruled unconstitutional and not be cost-effective.

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